Before Investcafe, he did investment banking in the spheres of crude refining, real estate, information technologies, transportation, and telecommunication services. In 2002-2005, he worked in property estimate consulting. He graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in Finance and Credit. In 2005-2006, he served as a stock analyst in a Russian investment holding FINAM where he created and supported investment coverage for the main public companies of the telecommunication, IT, and hi-tech industries and also was responsible for composing and rebalancing benchmark portfolio in the telecommunication sector. In 2006-2010, he worked in one of the largest Russian independent investment houses Troika-Dialog where he rose to a vice-president from a consultant. He managed the biggest annuity real estate fund in Russia Commercial Real Estate and made deals for a total amount of more than $200 million. He also was a member of the fund`s investment committee and was responsible for analytical data. He holds a Federal Financial Markets Service certificate 5.0. He speaks fluent English. His professional interests include investment banking, merger transactions, venture capital investments, and assets management.